Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Dear OSGi Alliance Members,

Thank you all for your votes in the 2010/2011 Board elections!

Along with many returning board companies, we would like to extend a warm welcome to RedHat (Mark Little and David Bosschaert) as a new BoD member. Mark is currently CTO of JBoss, a division of Red Hat. Prior to this he was Technical Development Manager for the JBoss SOA Platform and lead of the JBossESB and JBossTS projects. David is currently Principal Engineer at JBoss, a division of Red Hat working on Open Source OSGi products. Before joining Red Hat, David was a Fellow at Progress Software and Distinguished Engineer at IONA Technologies.

The 2011 Board of Directors will be composed as follows –

Deutsche Telekom AG – Hans-Werner Bitzer
IBM - Dan Bandera
NTT - Ryutaro Kawamura
Oracle - Anish Karmarkar
RedHat – Mark Little
Progress Software – Jamie Merrit
ProSyst Software GmbH - Susan Schwarze
SAP AG - Karsten Schmidt
Software AG - Prasad Yendluri
Telcordia Technologies - Stan Moyer
VMWare (SpringSource) - Peter Cooper-Ellis

We are looking forward to a productive year 2011!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Paper reviews

After a fairly hectic week, this week begins with no company email (don't ask!) So this gives me a bit more time to do my paper reviewing for the Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Applications. I've got a couple of work on and they appear interesting at first glance. A happy alternative to the last few weeks.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Timezone issues

The past couple of weeks have been hectic. First I was at JavaOne, then I spent time around the west coast visiting customers and partners (talking a lot about Cloud, funnily enough). Then it was a red-eye to Boston and meetings for the rest of the week, before getting home in time for the weekend. Several timezones over two weeks played havoc with me and I missed a few calls due to my forgetting where in the world I was!

This week is slightly better, with meetings in Paris tomorrow, then Berlin for the SOA Symposium (where I'm giving a couple of presentations) and JUDCon (no planned sessions for me to give, though I may do a lightning talk). Back home in time for the weekend again. The next couple of weeks should be in and around our Newcastle offices! And maybe in between all of this I'll get a chance to do some coding!